I’m afraid our Founders made a terrible oversight in holding truth to be self-evident.
“I’m afraid our Founders made a terrible oversight in holding truth to be self evident.”
The Founders believed in God and inalienable rights granted by their Creator. They could not envision a time when the nation would become so prosperous the people would reject God and become self indulgent.
The average urban citizen, whether poor or middle class, can have all of the free sex he or she wants with no consequences thanks to government facilitated access to contraception and abortion. Thanks to the government safety net the urban dweller has no worries about food, medical care, housing, or education for any offspring he or she chooses to bring into the world. Even the poorest urban households can afford and enjoy the marvels of 21st century technology — widescreen HD televisions spewing anti religion propaganda packaged as entertainment, smartphones, and Internet linked computers with easy access to pornography. Public transportation, provided by the government, is low cost and easy access. For the middle class and wealthy urbanites, protection (fire and police services) is also provided by the government. In addition, for those urban dwellers not completely absorbed in sex and television, the government subsidizes, provides and maintains parks, zoos, museums, sports arenas, and cultural activities at no or low cost.
To the average urban dweller there is no need for God in today’s secular society. State facilitated freedom has replaced the Founder’s concept of God granted individual liberty. With God, there is also the requirement of personal responsibility and the constant struggle to be virtuous. The state expects no virtue, it only requires submission to its authority. Today the perceived benefits of living a Godless self indulgent life far outweigh the costs imposed by government for the average citizen. In contrast the liberty granted by God, and cherished by the Founders, requires personal responsibility, hard work, delayed gratification, and chastity outside of a marriage contact. When offered the choice between an immoral self indulgent life under government control, and real freedom with the requirement to strive to live a virtuous life as defined by God, the American people of today have chosen the former.
Think back to the 2012 election. The major Democrat theme was homosexual and heterosexual freedom. Vote for us and we will provide free contraception and birth control plus legalize gay marriage. No personal responsibility required. The second Democrat theme was benefits without cost. We will provide your healthcare, education, and social safety net and make the rich (I.e. someone else) pay for your benefits. Again, no personal responsibility required. Voters in the urban counties of the USA overwhelmingly chose subservience to the government in exchange for sexual freedom. At the same time they rejected God and personal responsibility.
The choice has been made voluntarily by the majority of the Voting population. Now we will live with the consequences.
I LOL'ed at this, but then stopped and realized you're right. Unfortunately.